NHL to Expand 2 teams in Canada - THN
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10-18-2012, 02:26 PM
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Have you followed previous Expansion bids? There have generally always been more bids to get teams than there were cities that actually were granted Expansion franchises. Just because there are more than 2 cities that might want teams, doesn't mean that all of those cities will get teams. Hell, take Winnipeg as a recent example... How long was it that Winnipeg tried to get an NHL team? Yes, eventually they got one and through relocation, but it took years to finally happen. The NHL is still going to fight tooth and nail to prevent relocation from happening; but sometimes it does become unavoidable.
2 teams via expansion then the rest would have to wait for relocation which was my point
if that the case that NHL will fight tooth and nail then its unlikely that Canada will get two new teams imo. It would be one at the most and that'll be Quebec City. It would be ridiculous to have the Seattle market wait even longer when they finally addressed the arena problem and yes i am assuming that the sodo arena gets built.
Winnipeg had no other option but to wait for a relocation.
Why should Ontario get another team while other markets like Quebec city or Seattle for example wait.
Lets take care of other regions that don't have a team before adding an additional team where there is currently already a team.
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